Support » Plugin: Shashin » Can't Add Google Photos Album

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  • Hi

    I have the same problem with the new google photo link.

    the plugin return the following error “Unrecognized URL: https://goo.gl/photos/pC2mWqbYEjahPeNM9”

    WordPress 4.3.3
    shashin 3.4.11

    greating

    Jean-Christophe

    same problem here.
    I tried more google photos plugins, but no single one working for me.

    Key in google photos link and picasaweb is different, so I think we have to wait for some Gooogle Photos API…

    I no longer know how to find the URL to add photos to Sashin. Here is the link to the album I’m trying to add https://plus.google.com/photos/103084604210597068859/albums/6273918339948274545

    This is crazy horrid. I just tried to workaround adding a single album by adding all public albums and it added about 100 albums to my Shashin. It is unworkable. How do I remove all these strange albums and add a single album now? I used to do it all the time, but I know the G+ changes have made things difficult.

    This is indeed a nightmare 🙁

    While providing support for a new URL might be possible, there are a few more changes to the Google+/Picasa API as well — https://developers.google.com/picasa-web/

    Unfortunately, this wonderful plugin is not being supported any more 🙁

    I guess it’s time to look for a new one which is still being maintained. The problem with all these plugins working with external galleries is that the evil, evil companies are constantly changing their APIs, and keeping up with their changes is a full-time job.

    Anyone had some experience with https://wordpress.org/plugins/photo-express-for-google/ ?

    There is one possible solution/workaround, which works for now (but might not work in the future, who knows…).

    1. Upload your photos to Google Photos as per the new Google instructions.
    2. Create a new album, and copy your uploaded photos to that album
    3. Now go to the old Picasa URL, https://picasa.google.com/, and log in as before
    4. You will see your album created in Google Photos there, and from there, you can still get the link to share it with others
    5. Copy & paste that link, as before, to Shashin, and it should display it as before!

    The reason this works is that there was a lot of public complaints to Google that Google Photos did not support a lot of useful features from Picasa, like tags and searching for tags, and so forth. So, while Google removed the ability to upload photos/videos directly to Picasa — and the amazing desktop application does not work any more — they still kept the Picasa front/back offices intact, and apparently the API to get pictures from Picasa has not changed.

    Of course, this is just a temporary workaround… until Google changes its rules again 🙁 But it’s better than nothing. At least it still keeps Shashin working!

    thank you Gwyneth Llewelyn,
    that is very useful information

    Yolanda

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